Sports are part of the social fabric in Texas. Whatever the season, we like to compete.
Perhaps now more than ever, you don’t want an injury, including dental injuries, to end your season early. Getting an athletic mouthguard can help you stay in the game.
Why Should I Wear a Sports Mouthguard?
Mouthguards, like seat belts in cars, can keep you safer in the event of an accident. The American Dental Association reports that athletes who wear mouthguards are 60 times less likely to have dental injuries.
When Should I Wear a Mouthguard?
You should wear a mouthguard anytime you practice or compete in a high-impact sport. High impact sports include one or more of the following:
- Physical contact between athletes
- A ball, puck, or another object that is hit, thrown, or caught
- Frequently changing speeds, direction, or both
- Frequent jumping
What is the Best Mouthguard to Wear?
According to the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the best mouthguards are custom-fitted. This makes them more comfortable and provides better protection for the athletes.